From the AP
Williston, ND - Staff members of Williston's Mercy Medical Center are investigating how the mother of a newborn went home with the wrong baby. The hospital said it happened last weekend, the mistake was discovered within an hour and the woman was quickly reunited with her own child.
Mercy Chief Financial Officer Kerry Monson would not release details about how it happened or what families were involved. She read a prepared statement indicating hospital employees are disheartened by the incident, are investigating the facts surrounding it, are reviewing policies and procedures and will take appropriate action.
Can you imagine finding out one day, late in life, that you were not who you thought you were? That your 'parents' were not what they seemed? That your entire existence was based on an error ... or worse? I can.
The question is - just what should or could be done about it?
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